With the ease and convenience of online shopping through different platforms these days is the risk of getting scammed. A recent news item involving an entrepreneur and an online diamond seller serves as a warning.
The online seller, tagged as Ninang on Facebook, is currently facing estafa charges for selling a diamond ring with inadequate carat measurement. In a complaint affidavit Ms. Maricar Banaag filed via the Parañaque Prosecutors Office, the online seller allegedly named Daisy Borja offered a ring through live online selling that has a 1.25 carat diamond. Apparently, she said, she found out it only weight 0.71 carat upon measurement. She made a bid for the ring and won as the highest bidder and paid for it through check payment.
According to her, when she sought the seller’s attention, she was hoping she was open to talk. Instead, she was met with profanity. She also added in her affidavit that she was blocked on Facebook and her calls and messages were ignored. The manner of Ms. Borja’s actuations prevented me from returning the ring to her and get a full refund.
The complainant shared that Borja has different Facebook pages to sell products. Borja is currently facing charges of estafa and violation of Article 50 and 64 of Republic Act 7364 (Consumer Protection Act of the Philippines) which prohibits sale through deception.